This year’s Natyakala conference as you may recall had “Ramayana” as its theme and was convened by Ananda Shankar Jayant.
Interviews with the participants/presenters at Natyakala conference organized this season (Dec 2008) can be read at Narthaki http://www.narthaki.com/iindex.html
A report by Rajee Mani on the conference posted in Narthaki may be read at http://www.narthaki.com/info/rev08/rev682.html
A detailed report on the procedding on a day to day account by Pratima Sagar may also be read at http://www.narthaki.com/rindex.html. Look for an article titled Natyakala Conference 2008
Leela Venkatraman’s report in The Hindu – http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/01/02/stories/2009010250970300.htm